Edgar Allan Poe, a writer who wrote about each of his greatest achievements and disappointments, had his life molded into each piece of his work. He was born January 19, 1809 and died October 7, 1849. Poe didn’t know his parents all that well, and lived with John and Frances Allan most of his childhood. Poe did not have the middle name, Allan, until he lived with John and Frances Allan. When he was old enough for college, he didn’t have enough money to pay; therefore, he began to gamble and lost all his money.
One of the main Renaissance thinking, ‘humanism’, which put emphasis on humans, influenced people’s perspectives about lives and the Catholic Church. Humanism was outgrowth of increased interest in the philosophy, literature and art of Ancient Greece and Rome and it was totally contrast to direction of the Church during the Medieval ages (Renaissance Humanism). The influx of new knowledge and goods from trade caused people to start to have an interest in learning and eventually, to question the very meaning of life. It was spread throughout the Renaissance period and it affected every field. The themes of the
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual”. In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield’s lies become habitual throughout the book. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy, who has been kicked out of several schools including, most recently, Pencey Prep. Holden’s younger brother, Allie, died when Holden was only thirteen and his older brother is too busy working for Hollywood to care about Holden.
He is characterized as valiant, handsome. There might also be some play on the double meanings of “fair”—as beautiful, and as balanced and true. In Claudio’s eyes, Hero is not only no longer “fair,” meaning beautiful (she is “foul”), but she is also no longer “fair,” meaning truthful, but is its opposite, false or dissembling. Both the combination of “fair” and “foul” in the same line and “pure impiety and impious purity” in the following line demonstrate a rhetorical technique Shakespeare is famous for using in his plays: antithesis, or the combining of paradoxical opposites in one line for emphasis. Moments in which characters spout antitheses usually occur at the height of passion.
After three of Benedict’s siblings died, his father fell into an alcohol fueled depression. The family lost most of their money and became financially troubled. Benedict left school and started working at an apothecary. Arnold enlisted in the militia and left his Connecticut home to fight the French in upstate New York. Two years after he enlisted, Benedict’s mother died so he traveled back to see his remaining family and care for them.
Deception, defiance and double meanings are what make Shakespeare’s plays the great wonder that they are today. Shakespearian is known as the most poetic, romantic and comic form of play writing, however each play has strong morals and meanings in them. One of Shakespeare’s plays, the Merchant of Venice, focuses of the acts of deception. Some say that none of the characters in the play are seen as ‘kind’ by the end of it, stating that: “Grace, nobility and generosity of spirit are submerged by greed, distrust and ugly prejudice.” This play enlightens true meanings of deception on nearly every level; from Jessica deceiving her father, Shylock being deceived by the court and the deceitful tale of ‘the rings’, that is seen throughout the Merchant of Venice. Jessica is the beautiful daughter of Shylock the Jew, who she despises greatly.
As a result of his family’s poverty, Linus had to work various jobs to help the family and eventually he had to drop out of high school. At fifteen Linus had already knew that he wanted to be a chemical engineer but did not have to money to become one. What made him want to be one was when he was thirteen his friend Lloyd Jeffress suggested he take a detour on his way home from school
Biography Edgar Allen Poe was the prime example of the tortured genius.Orphaned at age three, he moved in with his foster parents, John and Frances Allen. Poe’s aspirations for becoming a writer began when when he was very young, however, John Allen had different plans for him. With the intention that he become a businessman, Mr. Allen sent Poe to the University of Virginia grossly under-funded. Poe began to accumulate a large amount of debt, which worsened when he attempted to pay them off by gambling. Soon Poe dropped out of college, and was forced to return home, where he discovered that his fiancee, Elmira Royster, was engaged to another man.
In spite of everything that is done in Shakespeare’s tragic play, ‘King Lear’, we empathise with King Lear and view him as the victim - whether it be of his own folly or that he is at the mercy of his ‘two eldest daughters’. However this itself is not entirely true as Lear is as much of a sinner as his daughters, Lear blindingly plays a part in the his own downfall. Unbeknownst to Lear, as he is blinded with his divine rule, kingship and immense pride, we see him cause an imbalance in the order thus starting a chain reaction of chaos. By causing this imbalance, Lear creates a weakness in his sovereignty, through his own actions as he has allowed those who oppose him to take the opportunity to pry at his weakness and slowly break him down in order to rise and act against him and successfully take him down for their own personal gains. Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ depicts a brutal and unequal world where the natural order is distorted and humans dangerously walk the thin line between sanity and madness.
Jonson vs Shakespeare The works of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson are known around the world. They knew each other personally and they were friends as well as rivals. William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest English writer. Ben Jonson wrote of Shakespeare, “He was not of an age, but for all time.” He was baptized on April 26, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. Since he lived in Elizabethan England life was very hard for him because he wasn’t born into a family of wealth or nobility and he didn’t have a great education.